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Did you know, roses have been known since antiquity as the Queen of Flowers for their profound and diverse skincare benefits?

Ancient Egyptians used to boil down roses to make cosmetics and healing balm, and they infused rose scent into their oils to cleanse and protect their skin.

The Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans are known to have cultivated enormous public rose gardens as far back as 5,000 years ago to support their extensive rose beauty traditions.

But it wasn’t until 10th century Persia that steam distillation, and a way to capture the potent intensity of the rose scent, was invented. A single gram of the precious essential oil required two thousand roses, and so signalled the beginning of rose’s rise to prominence in fine perfumes. …

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